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The 2nd XI are exciting me

June 15 2017 at 8:00 PM
LUTyke  (Login Y4EV)

Seem to be blowing opposition away. With the amount of young talent in that team it gives me confidence there could be a good few years to come for Yorkshire fans.

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(Login marskeman)

Re: The 2nd XI are exciting me

June 15 2017, 9:20 PM 

I'm interested in the captain Jordan Thompson. What does he bowl?

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Re: The 2nd XI are exciting me

June 15 2017, 9:30 PM 

In response to the question by Marsker:

Last season he was bowling seam up medium pace but always very full with the keeper stood up. Think a poor mans Ian Harvey.

JollyD will have more up to date info.

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Re: The 2nd XI are exciting me

June 15 2017, 11:23 PM 

Isn't Thompson the Academy captain?

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The second XI are exciting me

June 16 2017, 11:53 AM 

In reply to Marsker, Sid and Dewsburian, here is some further information.
Jordan Thompson still bowls a lively right arm medium pace. He is, however, a left-handed bat. He has always been
a genuine all-rounder, from his days with Pudsey St. Lawrence for whom he still occasionally turns out.
At 20 he is the oldest of the current Academy side with a status within the club of 'Senior Academy' player, hence his captaincy role.

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Re: The 2nd XI are exciting me

June 16 2017, 12:54 PM 

Did he not start off as a junior at Guiseley? I'm sure my son played junior cricket against him and even as an under 9 and under 11 he had a proper marked out run up with a smooth economical action. Bit sharp too even pre-teenage years!

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Re: The 2nd XI are exciting me

June 16 2017, 1:03 PM 

I think we have to look after the all-rounders. It's easy to expect them to progress as fast as the specialists, but in reality they're trying to do twice as much. Will Rhodes and Matthew Waite, in particular, need to be allowed to have a few bad days. In the last two years, I've seen them both have excellent games and dismally mediocre ones. No real surprise there.
All the good county sides of recent vintage have had a key all-rounder who wasn't of quite the very top level with either bat or ball. Ealham at Notts, Clarke at Warwicks., Trego at Somerset and Franklin at Middlesex spring to mind, but there have probably been a few others.


Dave Morton
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Re: The 2nd XI are exciting me

June 16 2017, 2:05 PM 

An enjoyable three days at Scarborough, where our 2nd XI was vastly superior to Lancashire's, even though a flat pitch (and poor catching) meant we were unable to force a victory.

Lancashire could have been bowled out for, perhaps, 250 on day 1. I reckon six or seven chances went down, though not particularly easy ones. Only Procter and Jones looked the part for Lanky, while Wainman, Barnes and Warner all bowled with pace and accuracy. Warner is the quickest, and he did a pretty fair Plunkett bodyline impression. Josh Shaw, on this showing, is behind the other three; Thompson is more a medium pacer who, it turned out, can certainly bat!

Day 2 began with Tattersall and Brook batting stylishly and easily against, to be honest, a moderate attack. I look forward to seeing Harry Brook against much better bowling; here, he appeared to have it all, lovely strokes all round the wicket, poise, timing, power, defence - everything. First time I've seen him, and if he always bats like this it won't be the last.

Kohler-Cadmore failed, unfortunately, but the others continued to make runs. Jordan Thompson, a graceful left-hander, was the most eye-catching. He was troubled by Procter, who was head-and-shoulders Lancs' best bowler. It was sad to see the depths to which Kerrigan has descended, and Parkinson's legbreaks were some of the worst I have ever seen.

On day 3, Shaw and Wainman pushed Yorkshire's lead past 200, then Wainman grabbed a couple of early wickets to sent Lancs to lunch at 20 for 2, or thereabouts. Jack Shutt's tidy offbreaks (better than his first innings bowling) also threatened, and Tattersall proved an even better spin option, beating, but not dismissing, the left handed Procter.

In the end, the game drifted to a draw, but there was much to be encouraged about, for Yorkshire. Lancashire's cupboard looks bare.

Photos will appear in due course, along with those from our fantastic win at Taunton. Could take me a week!

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